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Hydroxychloroquin and Vitamin D


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#1 enjoytheride

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:42 AM

I saw an endrocrine specialist this week due to my continuing high Parathyroid levels and bone loss. He mentioned that Hydroxychloroquin can interfere with Vitamin D absorbtion and, consequently, reduce hypocalcemia. This was not my problem as I have just started taking the medication and had the bone and Vitamin D problem for a long time.
I did notice that when I first started the hydroxychloroquin, my jionts started hurting in a way I have previously identified with low Vitamin D levels. Gradually this pain got better over the couple of months since I started.
Has anyone experienced problems with low Vitamin D levels while on thei medication? If so, was there anything to be done about it?

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:49 AM

Hi,
I've been on Hydroxychloroquin for 10 years, and it's never interfered with my Vita D levels. My doctor has checked my Vita D level, but not because he was worried the Hydroxychloroquin would interfere. You might want to run this by your provider.
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